FAQs Digital Humanities

Questions regarding Digital Humanities

What are Digital Humanities?
What kinds of cooperation does DAASI International offer?
How can DAASI International contribute to a given research project?
Which research projects is DAASI International currently involved in?
What are Digital Humanities?

The term Digital Humanities (DH, also known as eHumanities) refers to the practice in humanistic academic disciplines to aid research by including  information technologies and digital methods. The humanities comprise all subjects relating to culture, history, language and linguistics.

You can find more information on Digital Humanities in our DAASI International glossary.

What kinds of cooperation does DAASI International offer?

Basically, DAASI International offers three different kinds of cooperation in the fields of Digital Humanities:

  • DAASI International offers assistance with creating and filing research applications
  • DAASI International becomes a contractor of the research project
    • Application for public tenders
    • Direct commission

If you have any further questions about cooperation options, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How can DAASI International contribute to a given research project?

DAASI International participates in national and international projects on digital research infrastructures and virtual research environments for humanities scholars. For example, DAASI International helps creating these infrastructures, consults customers regarding the integration of new applications and tools into collaborative systems, conceptualizes and implements them and develops databases and visualization tools.

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Which research projects is DAASI International currently involved in?

Currently, DAASI International is involved with the following research projects:

Questions regarding the range of services of DAASI International

What services does DAASI International offer?
Who are the customers of DAASI International?
What software does DAASI International use?
How does pricing work at DAASI International?
How does the support service by DAASI International work?
What services does DAASI International offer?

DAASI International is a full-service provider and will see you through every step of the project.

The services offered by DAASI International include:

  • Consulting (demand analysis, concepts, feasibility studies, proof of concepts, security concepts etc.)
  • Integration (implementation, restructuring, optimisation)
  • Software development (new development, further development, creation and implementation of specifications, solutions individually designed for your research questions)
  • Suppport (OpenLDAP, Shibboleth, midPoint and other open source software; monitoring, helpdesk, software updates, statistics, quarterly / annual reports)
  • Training courses (SAML, Shibboleth, LDAP, OpenLDAP, midPoint, Identity Management)
  • Federations (cross-organizational AAIs, SSO, data protection, federation agreements, regulations, assignment of permissions and access, harmonization of attributes, interoperability)

You can find more about the services of DAASI International in the area of Digital Humanities here.

Who are the customers of DAASI International?

DAASI International cooperates with customers and partners from a wide range of application and business fields.

These are the most common customers within the context of digital humanities:

  • universities
  • data centers
  • (research) institutes
  • libraries
  • authorities
  • ministries
  • federations

Find an overview of DAASI International’s references here.

What software does DAASI International use?

DAASI International develops and integrates individual solutions that are tailor-made for your specific research questions and project situations. Additionally, DAASI International is specialized in open source technologies – software whose source code is freely accessible.

The experts of DAASI International have extensive knowledge in the coding languages Python, Java, Perl and PHP, that are regularly used in Digital Humanities applications.

In regards to advanced digital research infrastructures (AAIs), DAASI International can use her experiences from her second mainstay – Identity & Access Management. The following technologies may be of great value for the Digital Humanities:

  • Shibboleth (for cross-organisational authentication and authorization)
  • OpenLDAP (for authentication servers or central data management)
How does pricing work at DAASI International?

The price of your project depends on your requirements and the scope of the project. DAASI International provides authorities and research institutes with reduced rates.

In an initial non-committal consultation DAASI International can set short- and long-term goals and create a demand analysis together with you.

Please do not hesitate to contact DAASI International.

How does the support service by DAASI International work?

The type of support depends on the respective contractual agreements.

Usually, DAASI International assures her customers with a solution to their problem within four hours.

Furthermore, DAASI International offers to undertake regular tasks such as monitoring, statistics, quarterly and annual reports, software updates and the like.

Find out more about the services of DAASI International here and/or visit the contact form to get in touch.

General questions regarding DAASI International

Who is DAASI International?
What makes DAASI International stand out?
How can I contact DAASI International without obligation?
How many employees does DAASI International have?
What is the annual turnover of DAASI International?
Does DAASI International have cooperation partners?
What coding languages does DAASI International use?
What projects has DAASI International worked on?
What are the advantages of DAASI International as employer?
Is DAASI International currently looking for employees?
Does DAASI International offer internships?
Does DAASI International supervise final theses?
Who is DAASI International?

DAASI International is a globally operating expert for Federated Identity & Access Management with open source.

Originally a spin-off of the University of Tübingen, DAASI International has been working on directory services, authentication structures, encryption and databases since its founding in 2000. The customers span all business and application segments in the sectors of research, industry and administration.

Another mainstay of DAASI International includes her work in the Digital Humanities. Here, DAASI International is mainly responsible for digital research infrastructures.

What makes DAASI International stand out?

DAASI International has several unique selling point propositions (USPs):

  • Specialisation on open source and federations
  • Certified expertise of Shibboleth and OpenLDAP
  • CEO Peter Gietz is an internationally renowned expert for IAM with open source software and digital humanities
  • didmos, the modular all-in-one open source IAM solution
  • Over 20 years of experience with a utterly diverse customer base
  • Broad range of services from consulting and support to training
  • Close affinity to research

Find here more reasons why DAASI International may be your perfect IAM partner.

How can I contact DAASI International without obligation?

Do not hesitate to send us a non-binding inquiry via our contact form. We will soon get back to you via phone or e-mail.

Of course, you may also call us anytime (+49 7071 407 109 0) or write us an e-mail (info@daasi.de).

How many employees does DAASI International have?

DAASI International employs more than 15 people. You can find more information about our team here.

What is the annual turnover of DAASI International?

In 2019 the annual turnover of DAASI International amounted to 1,125,000.00 Euro.

Does DAASI International have cooperation partners?

DAASI International cooperates closely with organizations and specialists who offer high-quality services, including:

Find out more about our partnerships and memberships here.

What coding languages does DAASI International use?

Depending on the application, DAASI International uses the following coding languages:

  • Python
  • Perl
  • Java
  • C
  • C++
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • PHP
What projects has DAASI International worked on?

For more than 20 years DAASI International has provided her services to customers in the fields of research, business and administration.

You can find an overview of references, clients’ quotes and success stories here.

What are the advantages of DAASI International as employer?

DAASI International offers her employees exciting international projects with responsible tasks and opportunities for further education.

Other benefits such as a reasonable payment, a central location at the Tübingen main station, flexible working hours, free beverages, fresh fruit and committed, always supportive team members are just some of the reasons to work at DAASI International.

Find a detailed list of advantages of DAASI International as employer here.

Is DAASI International currently looking for employees?

Yes! DAASI International is always looking for dedicated new employees. Find our open positions here or feel free to send us a speculative application. Please note that most positions at DAASI International require fluency in German language, as much of the communication with customers happens in German.

If you cannot find any vacancy for English-speakers, feel free to send us a request and your CV via e-mail and we will see what we can do.

Does DAASI International offer internships?

Yes. DAASI International is always looking for young talents, especially in the areas of software development and system administration. Please send your application to Karin Gietz at info@daasi.de as we do not post open internship positions separately. Find all information about DAASI International as employer here.

We are also open to students of DHBW Stuttgart as partner (find more information here).

Does DAASI International supervise final theses?

Yes. We are experienced in supervising dissertations and are open to discuss the topic of your Bachelor, Master, Diploma or Doctoral thesis.

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